Chamber to Organize Trip to Ireland in 2019
Thursday, November 01, 2018
As the Hutch Chamber gears up for their 100th Anniversary in 2019, they are excited to announce that they will be partnering with First National Travel Agency to organize a trip to Ireland May 27 - June 5, 2019. The trip will feature a personally guided tour by Northern Ireland native Keith Neill, Youth Pastor at First Presbyterian Church.
"I was born and raised in Portadown Northern Ireland about 30 minutes from Belfast. My wife Jennifer and I set up home in Portadown and raised our family in this wonderful town and beautiful country. Almost five years ago our lives changed when we came to live in Hutchinson," said Neill. "We had called Hutchinson our second home as a result of coordinating the Ulster Project of Portadown and Hutchinson since it started in 2000. Hutchinson and Portadown have had a special bond for 20 years with over 500 teens and families interlinked by the Ulster Project. Our daughter married a young man from Hutchinson and moved here with our granddaughter so when an opportunity arose for me to work at First Presbyterian Church we decided to make the move"
The trip will feature visits to Dublin and Belfast and will include round-trip airfare, dining at fine restaurants, and accommodations in 4-5 star hotels.
"Every year millions of people will visit the beautiful and friendly shores of Ireland and I am excited to give you the inside scoop on what makes our little corner of the world so special," said Neill. "As you journey with us through stunning landscapes and coastline you will also experience the vibrant capital cities of Dublin, Southern Ireland and Belfast Northern Ireland, which are steeped in so much history. You will meet and socialize with the local people and I can assure you that you will never meet a friendlier group anywhere in the world. I count it a privilege to be able to bring you to the place I will always call home and help you experience Ireland in a way that no other trip will ever do."